Local Information

Visit Atlanta

Welcome to Atlanta! Wondering what there is to do after the meetings have ended? Please visit this special site, created for ALA attendees, to help you plan your visit to Atlanta. Find information on dining, transportation, and  special offers on things to do in Atlanta.


Hot Chocolate 15k/5k

Hot Chocolate RAM Racing Series 15k/5k

Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is headed back to Atlanta on January 22, 2017! Start and finish in Centennial Park amongst Atlanta's biggest chocolate aficionados. Register today and use code ALA17 at checkout for a free Hot Chocolate visor at packet pickup!


Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club

The ATLANTA HAWKS and the American Library Association are teaming up to get you great rates on NBA games in January. If you are in town for the ALA Conference, don’t forget to purchase your tickets from the link below for a discounted rate.

Tickets are selling quickly…don’t wait!

Friday, January 20th | 8PM | ATL Hawks vs. CHI Bulls

Saturday, January 21st | 7PM | ATL Hawks vs. PHI 76ers

Monday, January 23rd | 7:30PM | ATL Hawks vs. LA Clippers


Special Access Code: LIBRARY


Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is offering all 2017 ALA Midwnter Meeting attendees a special discount at the Georgia Aquarium.  This Discount is good on General Admission(Total Ticket) and Animal Encounters.

Visit this special website to purchase your tickets in advance and receive the discount.

Click here for more information about the Georgia Aquarium.

Georgia Aquarium Coming to Atlanta? Don't Miss This. 3 New Attractions - Extended PM Hours. For Special Savings, Purchase in Advance at www.georgiaaquarium.org/2017Conventions


The Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women

Midwinter attendees and local library workers wishing to participate in the Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women can gather in Hall A3 of the Georgia World Congress Center for poster making from 10:30am-12:30pm on January 21. You do not have to registered for the conference to attend the poster making session. Maps of the March route and directions to the Center for Civil and Human Rights will be available.  People who wish to travel together to the march are encouraged to gather at the poster-making session by 12:15pm.  A limited amount of poster supplies from the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services will be available, please consider bringing supplies to share.  The Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women will be a peaceful demonstration of solidarity bringing together members of underrepresented communities, women, and their allies in Georgia and nationally.  The march will be held in Atlanta on January 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm beginning at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and ending at the Georgia State Capitol.  If you’re interested in joining discussions and getting updates about library workers’ participation in the march, please join the Facebook Group.


Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

Use this list to find women- and minority-owned businesses in the Atlanta area. The list is maintained by the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services.


Information on the Muscogee and Cherokee Tribes of Georgia

Learn about the Muscogee and Cherokee Tribes of Georgia.